I have finally started booking our trip to Florida in November. As much as Peter does not want to go, I am dragging him there. I don’t understand why anyone wouldn’t want to go to Disney World!! The Disney Parks are some of the most magical places on Earth. I would choose Disney over any all-inclusive vacation or cruise any time. I am just a big kid at heart.
So initially we were planning to spend a week in Cape Coral, Florida at my in-laws vacation rental house and then another week up in Orlando visiting the Disney parks. Well, usually after a week of being away from home, Peter is itching to get home. A week is a long enough vacation for him. He gets bored. It finally dawned on me that spending a week basically doing nothing in Cape Coral and then trying to make him go go go for a week in Orlando would not be a good idea. So we cancelled the first part of the trip to Cape Coral and have only decided to go to Disney World for 9 days. Again, 9 days is pushing it, but I think he will live. Two of the days can be considered travel days anyway.
I bought the flights with my airmiles. I have been collecting like mad for the past 2 years to try and buy for a trip. This was only the second time I have ever redeemed my airmiles and it was the first time I spent them on airfare. I still had to pay the taxes for the flights, but $450 is better than $1500!! I have to admit that it was a little unnerving seeing my airmiles balance go from 7000 miles to 500. Eeek. Took so long to collect and gone in a flash. However, I feel good about it. The best part is that they are direct flights and so there are no layovers and no more than necessary take offs and landings. Phew. I really hate flying.
I will be booking the hotel this week. I am thinking we are going to stay at the same Super 8 that my mom and I stayed at on our last Disney World trip. There isn’t anything special about it, but it was clean and cheap. It also had a continental breakfast so we didn’t have to worry about where to eat in the morning. There was a grocery store right next door, so that will be perfect to get groceries. We will be renting a car and so we don’t really have to worry about getting around. The bus stop is right outside of our hotel and we will take that to the parks each day. It’s cheaper than having to pay for parking.
I believe my parents are giving Peter and I passes for the parks for our birthdays. A 7 day pass for the Disney Parks and a 2 day pass for Universal Orlando. After all, we are traveling all that way, we have to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter too!!! Peter is a HP fan and so I think he would enjoy seeing Hogsmeade and having some Butterbeer. Who wouldn’t love the place?!
It is going to be a great trip. I hope. It will really depend on Peter and his mood. He hates rides and so he thinks he will loathe Disney World. Well I hate rides too. You will never catch me going on an upside down roller coaster or drop of fear or the like. Honestly, I don’t really consider most of the rides at Disney World “rides.” They are more like mini-adventures. They have stories attached to them. You feel like you are in another land while you are on them. The rides that I go on aren’t scary. I won’t go on the Tower of Terror or the more scarier rides. I like to stick to the nice ones like Pirates of the Caribbean and the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. They are fun, not scary.
As more things get booked and the date comes closer, I know I will get more and more excited.
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